The Health Benefits of 2% Doubt
In this brave new world where many people now question the nature of this reality it is easy to get lost in a …
… ‘fascination of revelation.’
Therefore I invite you to join me for a short time-out to reconnect with your crucial sense of ‘doubt.’
What do we really, truly know about what’s going on in the world versus what experts/investigators/seekers tell us?
We’re pretty sure big things are happening right now. Strange things, exciting things, unexplained things. Things that make us hope and things that make us fear.
So how do we deal with the …
… uncertainty of these things?
We seek out information and answers from others – expert or enthusiast, embodied or spiritual – who appear to be reading the same book as us but are a few chapters further ahead.
From our earliest days we have been taught the importance of …
… having answers.
As we grew up we were told that even if things couldn’t be explained, answers were still out there. Deciding what something means is a universally revered pastime.
Thus I feel it is necessary to issue a health warning:
Answers may seriously …
… damage your health.
I used to believe everybody and everything that promised a wonderful future. I so wanted to believe that good things were happening in this world.
If there was a dollar for all the answers and ‘truths’ I swallowed, there’d be a lot of dollars in my bank account.
But one day my wonder-bubble burst …
… I’d been lied to.
From that moment on I began to question information. No matter who supplied the information or how much I admired their work I held 2% doubt.
Since that time my sense of play and irreverence has increased tenfold. The information I uncover is often quite spectacular yet no matter how intriguing, I hold back 2% doubt.
It’s almost as if the universe can’t handle the fact that
I refuse to swallow 100% of even the juiciest tidbits
and so …
… keeps offering more and more.
Some months ago I read a book. I brought all of me to that reading (less 2% doubt) and from it came an idea that sparked a new business. This business could never have been created by the author of that book, because it is rooted in my personal history.
In return I would probably not have created the business
without meeting and reading
What 2% doubt does, is allow you to bring yourself and your history and your questions to any new information.
It allows you to agree or reject, word by word, sentence by sentence, until a healthy relationship is formed.
From that relationship can come a future …
… you never dreamed of.
Look there’s too much weirdness in this world, too many incongruities, too many initiated secrets for us to think we can find the truth or the answer. The tables constantly turn and another sleight of hand pulls yet another …
… rabbit from another hat.
Perhaps what we are really seeking is a finely tuned brain. In the same way we seek a finely tuned immune system. (I think the two are synonymous).
I encourage you to try out 2% doubt – it is not disloyalty or ingratitude, rather it is a way to meet …
… new experiences or information
with strength and honour.
Please feel free by starting with this article. I actively encourage you to question what I have said. Perhaps I have been tricking you. Or perhaps 2% doubt allows you to turn on your immune system by reminding it that you would like it to watch out for you …
… every moment of every day.
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We’re going to be looking at the incredible power of receptivity before long.
In the meantime this article has been brought to you
via a lack of receptivity.
I was asked to write some articles for a publication a while back & then never heard back, so like the wedding feast in the bible I’m throwing this article open to my readers. It also explains why there are no swear words.
Many thanks to the magnificent Humanizenz site for the pics they loaned for this article, ie thanks Max & myself :)